On Friday, the pair, who are presenting during the mostly virtual ceremony, attended the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards held at Television Centre in London, where they kept their distance amid the coronavirus pandemic with the help of a tape measure.
For the award ceremony, which marked the co-stars first joint appearance since the release of BBC Three’s Normal People, Edgar-Jones opted for a black ankle-length Miu Miu gown with silver mesh embellishments.
The 22-year-old, who played Marianne in the TV adaption of Sally Rooney’s popular novel, paired the dress with black and silver Jimmy Choo heels.
Mescal, who played the part of Marianne’s love interest Connell, wore a grey Dior suit with a white T-shirt and white sneakers for the occasion. He accessorised the look with a Cartier watch.
On Instagram, the 24-year-old actor expressed his joy at being reunited with his co-star ahead of the ceremony.
“So happy to see my pal again! Thank you to @bafta for letting us present and @dior and @cartier for kitting me out,” the actor captioned the post, which showed a photo of him posing, as well as one of him and Edgar-Jones laughing as they used the tape measure.
Edgar-Jones also shared a photo of the reunion on social media, where she revealed her excitement at wearing something “other than slippers”.
“Thank you so much @bafta for having me and thank you @miumiu @Hourglasscosmetics, @jimmychoo,@publiceyecomms, @lipstickkelly, @georgenorthwood, @jessica_mccormack, @nicky_yates, @normalpeoplebbc for everything!” the actress wrote. “So lovely to see @paul.mescal and so lovely to wear something other than slippers.”
Ahead of the awards ceremony, the pair discussed the popularity of the show in an interview with Tom Allen, where Edgar-Jones revealed it is “surreal” to talk about the show in person with her co-star “because half the time, we’ve been, like, in our own rooms” as a result of the pandemic.